Interactive Brains, Social Minds

In everyday life, people often need to coordinate their actions with each other. Common examples are walking with someone at a set pace, playing collective sports, dancing, playing music in a duet or group, as well as a wide range of social bonding behaviors, such as gaze coordination between mother and infant or between partners. Despite the undisputed developmental and social significance of these interpersonally coordinated behaviors, little, if anything, is known about their real-time dynamics and about the brain mechanisms that support them. This project investigates lifespan changes in behavioral and neuronal mechanisms that permit individuals to coordinate their behavior with each other in time and space.


Elektroenzephalographie (EEG)
In this project we often use this method to measure electrical brain signals. more

Müller, V., Delius, J. A. M., &amp; Lindenberger, U. (2018). Complex networks emerging during choir singing.<em> Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1431,</em> 85–101. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13940<br /><br />See also Müller, V., Delius, J. A. M., &amp; Lindenberger, U. (2019). Hyper-frequency network topology changes during choral singing. <em>Frontiers in Physiology, 10:</em> 207. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00207

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Müller, V., Delius, J. A. M., & Lindenberger, U. (2018). Complex networks emerging during choir singing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1431, 85–101. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13940

See also Müller, V., Delius, J. A. M., & Lindenberger, U. (2019). Hyper-frequency network topology changes during choral singing. Frontiers in Physiology, 10: 207. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00207

Selected Publications

Müller, V., Sänger, J., & Lindenberger, U. (2018). Hyperbrain network properties of guitarists playing in quartet. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1423(1), 198–210. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13656
Müller, V., Anokhin, A. P., & Lindenberger, U. (2017). Genetic influences on phase synchrony of brain oscillations supporting response inhibition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 115, 125–132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.06.001
Szymanski, C., Müller, V., Brick, T. R., von Oertzen, T., & Lindenberger, U. (2017). Hyper-transcranial alternating current stimulation: Experimental manipulation of inter-brain synchrony. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, Article 539. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00539
Müller, V., & Lindenberger, U. (2014). Hyper-brain networks support romantic kissing in humans. PLoS ONE, 9(11), Article e112080. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112080
Müller, V., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Cardiac and respiratory patterns synchronize between persons during choir singing. PLoS ONE, 6(9), Article e24893. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024893
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